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Academic Profile

Ph.D. (Telecom Engineering)
In progress from
Iqra University, Karachi.


M.B.A. (Marketing)
University of Karachi


M.S. (Electrical Engineering)
N.E.D University of Engg. & Tech. Karachi.


B.E. (Electrical Engineering)
N.E.D University of Engg. & Tech. Karachi.

Work History

From January 1993 up to January 1998 I was associated with Siemens Pakistan Ltd., as Senior Executive Engineer. The highlights of my experience are as follows:

• Walls Ice Cream Factory Vietnam
Worked as independent Commissioning Engineer on SIMATIC TI PLC system. This includes commissioning of process loops, software development, software commissioning, commissioning of TISTAR mimics, process configuration etc.

• British Oxygen Co. (BOC) Ltd. Karachi
Worked as Commissioning Manager and supervised all commissioning activities including distance protection, power transformer, power CTs/PTs etc. 

• 5th Power Project KESC Karachi
Worked as Commissioning Manager and supervised all commissioning activities including distance protection, power transformer, GIS grid station, power CTs/PTs etc.

• National Refinery Ltd. Karachi
Worked as Commissioning Manager and supervised all commissioning activities including generator protection, TELEPERM X, HT motors' protection, HT/LT systems etc.

• Asia Petroleum Ltd. Karachi
Worked as Project Manager and supervised all commissioning activities including instrumentation, HT motors' protection, HT/LT systems etc. Also conducted HT/LT workshop for customer personnel.

• Bin Qasim Thermal Power Station Karachi
Worked as Commissioning Manager and supervised all commissioning activities including instrumentation, DCIS (ABB system), HT motors' protection, HT/LT systems, cathodic protection and PLC based demin water system etc. 

• BASF Chemical Plant Karachi
Worked as Senior Commissioning Engineer in developing SIMATIC S5 PLC 
based boiler automation system. Hardware designing, installation & commissioning of the same. Also commissioned the process loops & PID controller SIPART. 

• Pakland Cement Karachi
Worked as independent Senior Commissioning Engineer. Commissioned SIMATC S5 based gas analyser unit. Also conducted PLC workshop for customer personnel. 

• Walls Ice Cream Factory Sri Lanka
Worked as independent Commissioning Engineer on SIMATIC TI PLC system. This includes commissioning of process loops, software development, software commissioning, commissioning of TISTAR mimics, process configuration etc. Also conducted PLC workshop for customer personnel.

• 416 MW CCPP Kot Addu Multan
Worked as Senior Commissioning Engineer. Commissioned SIMATIC S5 PLC systems installed in cooling tower, demin water system, black start generator etc. Also conducted PLC workshop for customer personnel. 

• National Power Project Hub
Worked as Commissioning Manager. Supervised calibration of different process instruments, transmitters (Siemens & non-Siemens made) and installation of the same. In addition, commissioning of HT/LT panels and PLC based soot blower system were also in my supervision. 

• 50 MW Diesel Power Plant Saindak
Worked as Commissioning Manager at site and supervised commissioning activities of the plant in all respect. Also co-ordinate with customer, Siemens Karachi and Siemens Germany. The areas were PLC panels, COROS, battery banks, HT/LT panels, transformer protections, generator protections, generator parallel operation etc. Also conducted PLC and electrical workshop for customer personnel.

• 50 MW Diesel Power Plant Saindak
Worked as Project Co-ordinator in assembling switchboards, transformers panels, protection panels, and PLC panels. All assembling activities executed at Karachi.

• Walls Ice Cream Factory Lahore
Worked as independent Commissioning Engineer on SIMATIC TI PLC system. This includes commissioning of process loops, software development, software commissioning, commissioning of TISTAR mimics, process configuration, commissioning of AC drive etc. Also conducted PLC workshop for customer personnel.

• 300 MW CCPP Guddu Sukker
Worked as Commissioning Engineer on TELEPERM ME DCIS. Also commissioned SIMATIC S5 PLC systems installed in emergency steam diverter system, demin water system, black start generator etc.

• Sugar Industries of Pakistan
Worked in various sugar industries all over Pakistan on SIMATIC S5 PLCs (100U, 115U, 135U etc.) and on DC drives as independent Commissioning Engineer. Also conducted PLC workshop for customer personnel. 

• 132 kV Switchyard at KANUPP Karachi
Worked as Trainee Engineer on protection systems of Power Transformer, CTs, PTs, Differential relays etc. Also worked on Motor Control Centre (MCCs) & HT switchgears. (approx. duration 3 months).

Work History

Nov 2007
Associate Professor
Iqra University


Jan 2004 to Oct 2007
Head of Telecommunication Engineering
Usman Institute of Technology


Jan 2001 to Dec 2003
Director Academics
Sir Adamjee Institute of Technology


May 1999 to Dec 2000
Head of Department
Iqra University


Feb 1998 to April 1999
Assistant Professor Electronics Department
Sir Syed University of Engineering & Technology Karachi

Published Papers

1- M.Z. Ahmad, “Education in Power and Energy Conservation” Conference on Power Crisis and Conservation – Organized by IEEEP and Iqra University Karachi on April 29, 2010.

2- M.Z. Ahmad, “Cyber Issues – Mitigation & Management” Conference on Cyber Technology – Issues, Challenges and Development – Organized by BIZTEK Institute of Business & Technology Karachi on July 06, 2007.

3- M.Z. Ahmad, “Reliability of Assessment Results & its Improving Techniques in Education System” National Conference on Semester System of Education in Pakistani Universities – Sponsored by HEC and BZ University Multan.

4- M.Z. Ahmad, “The Impact of Technology and Multilingual Education System on Human Progress”, International Convention on Education Quality Improvement 2003, organized by PIQC.

5- M.Z. Ahmad, M. Nadeem, “The Professional Techniques of Software Quality Testing for Practitioners and Managers”, Pakistan’s Seventh International Convention on Quality Improvement 2002, organized by PIQC.

6- Z. Ali, M.Z. Ahmad, “Complexities involved in Natural Language Processing and their remedies”, IEEE conference on “Information & Communication Technologies” 2002.

7- M.Z. Ahmad, a study work on “Nano-Electronic Devices & Their Future” presented at SZABIST Karachi 2000.

8- M.Z. Ahmad, A.K. Alvi, and A. Karim, “Application of Artificial Neural Networks in TRANSBOTICS”, IEEEP 17th Multitopic International Symposium 1999.

9- M.Z. Ahmad, “Training Algorithm in TRANSBOTICS using Artificial Neural Networks”, IEEE International Seminar on Millennium Technologies 1999.

10- M.Z. Ahmad, a study work on “Audio-Visual Information Processing for Indexing Purposes” presented at SZABIST Karachi 1999.

11- M.Z. Ahmad, a study work on “The Key Concept of Business Process Reengineering and its ingredients” presented at SZABIST Karachi 1999.

Honors

1-Pakistan Engineering Council

2-Institution of Electrical & Electronics Engineers Pakistan (IEEEP) Karachi

3-Computer Society of Pakistan

4-Quality & Productivity Society of Pakistan

5-The Pakistan Memon Educational & Welfare Society

6-Register Graduate Society of NED University

Special Interest

Worked in Training & Workshop Department (for software development) in Siemens Pakistan.
Visiting faculty of 
IQRA University,
Sir Syed University Karachi.
Corporate Trainer for Pakistan Institute of Quality Control.
Technical Advisor for NED University, SZABIST and Mehran University
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